President Buhari’s appointments cause Rowdy session in Senate

Plenary at the Senate was rowdy for about 30 minutes after its President, Bukola Saraki, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking legislative confirmation of appointments into the board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, raised a point or order to protest against non-compliance by the President with his appointment of heads of Federal Government department, agencies and parastatals. According to him, the recent appointments made by Buhari and for which he had sought legislative approval showed that the nominees wereRead More

SUCCOUR TO MEDICALS AS BILL PASSES SECOND READING IN THE SENATE

The bill for an act to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Abeokuta has passed second reading in the senate yesterday. The bill was sponsored by Senator Olanrewaju A. Tejuosho from Ogun Central. According to the sponsor of the bill, it will aid higher medical studies, science and innovations in all capacity, as doctors, patients fall short of ratio 1:2 in Nigeria. The bill was supported by Senator Mathew A. Urhoghide from Edo south and the deputy senate president who presided over the debate, after aRead More

Senator Bukar expresses grouse with Buhari’s presidency

The former governor of Yobe State and senator representing Yobe East district, Dr. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, says his disappointment with President Muhammadu Buhari was that he did not include education among the major thrusts of his administration.The senator stressed that with the parlous state of the country, security, education and enterprises remain the main drivers to see the country to a glorious future just as he regretted the internal strife and insecurity ravaging the country. Bukar, who bared his mind in his book Poorlitics, recalled that day Buhari was swornRead More

Sen Oko’s Empowerment Programme July 20 to host Gov Ayade, Agabi, Others

Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade and former minister of justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) will be among top dignitaries who will attend Senator Rose Oko’s Empowerment Programme slated for July 20, 2018 at Ogoja Stadium, Ogoja Local Government Area. Sen Oko stated this on Tuesday during a planning meeting to fine tune arrangements for the empowerment programme. She is representing Northern Senatorial district of Cross River State in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly and is currently, chairman, SenateRead More

Lawmaker arrested for arming suspects with pump-action guns

A member of the state House of Assembly, Dipo Olorunrinu, has been arrested for alleged unlawful possession of arms and ammunition. The lawmaker was apprehended after poluce recobered two guns from Wale Oye and Ganiyu Ajiboluwa who allegedly confessed to have collected the arms from Olorunrinu. Lagos Police Public Relations Officer CSP Chike Oti, in a statement on Saturday, said the firearms were intercepted in FESTAC area by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police X-Squad. According to hm, the team was on patrol to mop up illegal firearms following theRead More

DINO COMMISSIONS Projects in Lokoja

The Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye who was in the state Wednesday to commissione his projects condemned the burning down of some block of Classrooms built for the benefits of the people. Senator Melaye who had earlier commissioned a block of four classrooms in Taware, Manyare, and 10 kilometers roads all in Gegu-Beki in Kogi local government area of the state and also commissioned a borehole at Felele in Lokoja local government council said it is sad that some people who are not ready to provideRead More

Police to arrest actors in vandalism of Dino Melaye’s constituency projects

The police have assured that those who razed and vandalised four constituency projects built in Lokoja by Senator Dino Melaye less than 24 hours to their inauguration would be brought to book. The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations at the Kogi State Police Command, DCP Monday Bala Kuryas gave the assurance after taking a tour of the destroyed facilities on Wednesday. He said the acts was premeditated as the arsonists armed with tyres burnt down the building and damaged some other structures. He said his men wereRead More

Police to arrest actors in vandalism of Dino Melaye’s constituency projects

The police have assured that those who razed and vandalised four constituency projects built in Lokoja by Senator Dino Melaye less than 24 hours to their inauguration would be brought to book. The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations at the Kogi State Police Command, DCP Monday Bala Kuryas gave the assurance after taking a tour of the destroyed facilities on Wednesday. He said the acts was premeditated as the arsonists armed with tyres burnt down the building and damaged some other structures. He said his men wereRead More

Lawmakers endorse Buhari for 2019

The lawmakers, with the emergence of President Buhari, Nigeria has witness relative peace, adding that it was only ideal to allow the president to continue in office till 2023.

lawmakers oppose long adjournment in Ekiti Assembly

A fresh crisis is brewing in the Ekiti State House of Assembly over adjournment of legislative business to October by majority members who belongs to People Democratic Party (PDP). Twenty three PDP legislators of the 26-member assembly, led by the Speaker, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, at a plenary on Tuesday adjourned plenary till October 8 in protest against the governorship election result and alleged harassment of Fayose and PDP members by security agencies. The All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators, numbering three, who were in the minority insisted on having it theRead More